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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 07:38 PM

Another damn Rainbow Bridge crossing.


We had to say a totally unexpected goodbye to the oldest of our 4 cats this afternoon - our 13 yr old lynx point Siamese, Mocha. We had gone out to do some campaign office work for a woman we are supporting in the democratic primary. We were gone about 4 hours. We got home about 2 PM to find her pretty much in extremis - breathing really hard, drooling, and unable to stand for more than a moment or two. I took her right over to the vet, who is less than 2 miles away. While I was driving her there, she flopped over in the travel cage, and her pupils dilated, so I knew it was grim. The vet was not sure what had happened, but her lungs sounded terrible, her respirations were agonal, and her pupils stayed dilated, so we agreed to liberate her spirit.

She seemed fine this morning - ate her breakfast, and was drinking from a new cat fountain we got a few weeks ago, right before we left the house. So, obviously, something catastrophic happened. I don't think it would have made a difference if we had been home. At least, I hope not.

I'm sure going to miss her big blue eyes, her little tiny face, and her stripey legs. She was a little bitty thing - not quite 6 pounds.

Just yesterday, I posted regarding the 40th "anniversary' (there should be a better word) of the death of my younger brother and only sibling. I was not expecting to have to deal with this today.

>^..^<

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Reply Another damn Rainbow Bridge crossing. (Original post)
3catwoman3 Feb 2018 OP
samplegirl Feb 2018 #1
nocoincidences Feb 2018 #2
skylucy Feb 2018 #3
irisblue Feb 2018 #4
Permanut Feb 2018 #5
Skittles Feb 2018 #12
3catwoman3 Feb 2018 #19
FuzzyRabbit Feb 2018 #6
CatMor Feb 2018 #7
Freedomofspeech Feb 2018 #8
MFM008 Feb 2018 #9
femmedem Feb 2018 #10
Glamrock Feb 2018 #11
3catwoman3 Feb 2018 #14
sinkingfeeling Feb 2018 #13
Stonepounder Feb 2018 #15
3catwoman3 Feb 2018 #17
onecaliberal Feb 2018 #26
catbyte Feb 2018 #16
Jack-o-Lantern Feb 2018 #18
phylny Feb 2018 #20
Phentex Feb 2018 #21
japple Feb 2018 #22
tblue37 Feb 2018 #23
dixiegrrrrl Feb 2018 #24
mopinko Feb 2018 #25
onecaliberal Feb 2018 #27
orangecrush Feb 2018 #28

Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 07:42 PM

1. So sorry for the loss

Of your furbaby. Itís just so hard.😭

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 07:44 PM

2. That's a horrible shock to come home to. So very sorry for your loss.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 07:44 PM

3. So very sorry, catwoman.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 07:45 PM

4. I am so so sorry.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 07:46 PM

5. One thing I see around here a lot..

is that you and so many other DU'ers love animals, and do what it takes to give these little critters good lives. That's the whole deal of having a pet, right there. Give them as good a life as we can. I've done that with several dogs and cats, and I have Joey the Jack Russell terrier here with me now as I type. Losing them is so hard, my deepest sympathy.

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Response to Permanut (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:28 PM

12. yup; we very much consider pets to be family

 

as one hurricane evacuee said, "My dog would never leave me...why would I leave my dog?"

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Response to Skittles (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 11:47 PM

19. Very well explained by that dog...

...parent. If I were ever in a situation where there was even a hint that we should evacuate, my cats and I would be in the car ASAP.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 07:46 PM

6. So sorry.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:00 PM

7. So sorry for your loss....

they make life so enjoyable and it hurts when they go.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:00 PM

8. Love and peace to you...

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:09 PM

9. This sort of thing

Happened to my son's cat.
She just collapsed into her water dish.
Sigh. Love never dies.♡

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:09 PM

10. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Thank you for giving Mocha thirteen years of wonderful life.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:19 PM

11. Oh my God!

We were just talking about her. I'm so, so sorry!

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Response to Glamrock (Reply #11)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:42 PM

14. Yes, we sure were. Just on Sunday.

IIRC, I was saying that she didn't have any major health problems. Nature smacks you in the face sometimes.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:31 PM

13. I'm sorry for your loss of Mocha. Sudden loss is often the hardest

to deal with.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:39 PM

15. We had to take our Cavalier to the vet today to send her to the bridge.

Cancer had finally beaten her down. I know what you are going through. Whether it is a sudden surprise, or a drawn out process it is simply wrenching when they leave us. May the Memories of Mocha come to be what you remember.

Run free and without pain, Mocha. In the fullness of time you and your human will be reunited.

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Response to Stonepounder (Reply #15)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:50 PM

17. I did post a brief reply to your thread.

I chose not to introduce my story there so your thread could be all about Dulcinea. I welcome your understanding response here.

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Response to Stonepounder (Reply #15)

Fri Feb 16, 2018, 06:31 PM

26. Im sorry.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:49 PM

16. I'm so very sorry! What a shock.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:55 PM

18. ...It breaks our hearts to lose our little beloved family members.. So sorry for your loss.

If my cats aren't in heaven I wand to go where they went.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 08:43 AM

20. I am so terribly sorry for your loss. It's hard in any case, but to be so

unexpected is such a shock.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 05:21 PM

21. Sorry doesn't seem to be enough...

but I do know how much this hurts. I saw the post about your brother. I've lost two myself, in the same year no less. I understand that pain, too.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:06 PM

22. Oh no! So sorry about this sad turn of events. Bless you for giving Mocha

a beautiful life. Sorry it had to end too soon.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 12:26 AM

23. I have a lynx point. They are precious. I am sorry you kitty died. Thirteen is too young. nt

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 11:23 PM

24. I am so sorry for your loss.

It seems that each time we lose them, it hurts just as much as the first time.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Fri Feb 16, 2018, 06:29 PM

25. what a terrible double whammy.

((((hug))))

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Fri Feb 16, 2018, 06:32 PM

27. So sorry.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Original post)

Fri Feb 16, 2018, 06:33 PM

28. Deepest sympathy



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